RTR, the competition that took me to Lakme Fashion Week (LFW)

One month before RTR was announced; I absolutely had no idea that such big opportunity is coming my way. Road to Runway is the competition that was organised by WLCI, wherein, for the fashion stream, we had to create and present a trend board portraying our style and sense of fashion.

The price of winning the competition was quiet lucrative, the students that will present best board was to get a sponsored trip to Mumbai and an opportunity to attend the Lakme Fashion Week!

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It knew that this is the best opportunity that might give me a chance to be a part of Lakme Fashion Week. I immediately filled in the form and participated.  In the journey of RTR, I even discovered my love for writing on Fashion.

After the submission of my trend board, the jury had to decide the winners. My work was appreciated by the Mentors and the Director. The moment of appreciation was one that I will cherish for whole of my life. .

Below is the trend that board that I prepared for the competition:

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And here is the content that was curated:

I perceive fashion trends through eyes and I’ve always been fascinated about how eyes contribute to the idea of fashion trends. This might be a narrow interpretation of the concept of fashion, but I happen to believe that trends are truly executed on the face of a person. Using the elements on face makes it easier to reflect upon the uniformity of the fashion world and its divisive nature at the same time. This was an attempt to use my imagination to induce a sense of magic in creating a trend through eyes.

And that’s how it all began, I was chosen as the winner and I attended the third day of the Lakme Fashion Week.

There were some really nice outfits that were showcased on the ramp and were uniquely designed. But the mix of modern and traditional designs is what made LFW interesting, and also, you could find a lot of journalists covering different stories of their favourite looks and designers. I got interviewed by NDTV GOOD TIMES on the day, and it was a great experience, all thanks to WLCI for organising RTR!

I got a chance to attend shows of Divya Seth, Sonam &Paras Modi, Monica &Karishma and Payal Singhal.

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We also saw some of the Celebrities and some renowned bloggers at the event. We got a chance to meet Divya Seth and heard her inspiring journey to the Lakme Fashion Week.

The perfect word to describe my experience at the Lakme fashion Week would be ‘incredible’. I say so because I got a chance to meet some of the most amazing people from the industry and some renowned personalities that I find extremely inspiring. It also made me value the talent Indian designers have and their success stories were equally inspiring.

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All of the fun and learning experience wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing faculty who came up with the idea of competition and gave me this opportunity which I never would have imagined to experience. I thank WLCI for this experience.

Anam Khan

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